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How do I remove my body jewellery?

Piercing Updated November 20, 2020

So, it’s time to change your body piercing jewellery, only one problem – how do I get it out? It can be tricky to change your own jewellery, especially in hard to reach areas like the conch or daith. The good news is, if you purchase jewellery from Essential Beauty online or in salon, we will change it over for you for free.

If you’re changing your body jewellery yourself, here are our best tips on how to remove the most common pieces of jewellery.

Externally or Internally Threaded Labret Jewellery (flat back jewellery)

To remove externally or internally threaded jewellery, hold the flat back disc with one hand, hold the front with your other hand and rotate the ball/ or front part of the jewellery to the left (righty tighty – lefty loosy!) and unscrew until it comes apart. Make sure you’ve got a good grip on both pieces, doing this with a tissue or disposable gloves can help you grip the jewellery.

Threadless Labret Jewellery

To remove your threadless style jewellery yourself, hold the flat back disc with one hand, hold the front with your other hand and pull the two pieces apart. Make sure you’ve got a good grip on both pieces, doing this with a tissue or disposable gloves can help you grip the jewellery.

BCR (Ball Capture Ring)

BCRs have little indentations on either side of the ball and held in securely by the tension of the ring itself. This means that the ball will not β€œunscrew” it will just spin in place as its not being held in by a threaded bar. Bend/ open the ring slightly until the ball pops out of the ring.

Hinged Ring

Hold the hinged segment ring with both hands. One hand should hold the segment piece of the hoop, the other, the hoop itself. Carefully pull in opposite directions with each hand. The segment should open up and you will be able to remove the jewellery.

Barbells (used for nipple, belly, rook and eyebrow piercings)

To remove a barbell pierce of jewellery, hold one side of the jewellery with one hand, hold the front with your other hand and rotate the ball part of the jewellery to the left (righty tighty – lefty loosy!) and unscrew until it comes apart. Make sure you’ve got a good grip on both pieces, doing this with a tissue or disposable gloves can help you grip the jewellery.